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Drake profs, guests to analyze results of Super Tuesday

News PhotoCONTACT: Charlene Skidmore, 515-271-2999, charlene.skidmore@drake.edu; Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake University faculty and guests will discuss “Super Tuesday, Political Dialogue and the Presidential Campaign” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in room 206 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th St.

The discussion, which is part of the Engaged Citizen Experience program, will focus on the state of the presidential race and the level of dialogue that candidates use on significant issues.

Participants will include Drake politics professors Dennis Goldford and Arthur Sanders, both nationally recognized experts on presidential politics; Tom Beaumont, chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register; and visiting journalism professor Rick Tapscott, former managing editor of the Register who has also covered politics

for the Washington Post. Kathleen Richardson, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will serve as moderator.

The theme for the Engaged Citizen Experience series is “Voices of Democracy: Dissent and Dialogue.” The Engaged Citizen Experience is a part of the Drake Curriculum, which aims to ensure students will learn to participate effectively in democratic processes through coursework and classroom and community activities. Students are required to earn a number of credits to fulfill the Engaged Citizen Experience.

Other Engaged Citizen Experience events, which are free and open to the public, include:

•    Feb. 12 – “Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West” by William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 12:30 p.m., Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

•    Feb. 12 – “Only Connect: What Does It Mean to Be a Liberally Educated Person” by William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin, 4 p.m., Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center.

•    Feb. 16 – Adams Leadership Academy Spring Leadership Conference.

•    Feb. 21-23 – “The Vagina Monologues,” 7 p.m., Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center. Carnival starts at 6 p.m.

•    Feb. 26 – Writers and Critics Series featuring Tim Bascom, who has written an award-winning memoir as well as a novel and numerous essays, 7:30 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave.

•    March 5 – “Patriotism, Dissent, and Democratic Citizenship” by Austin Sarat of Amherst College, 4 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

•    March 8 – Center for Global Citizenship lecture, “The Collapse of Global Public Health” by Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations, 1 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main.

•    March 10 – The Pomerantz Lecture, “Law and Democracy: Trying Nazi Crimes in German Courts, 1945-1950” by Devin Pendas of Boston College, 7 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main.

•    March 25 – Hawley Foundation Lecture, “The Satiric Eye: How Pictures that Make People Crazy are Really Good for Them” by Steve Brodner of the New York City School of Visual Arts, 7 p.m., Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center.

•    March 26 – “The South African Constitution: The Recognition of Social and Economic Rights” by Justice Richard Goldstone of Fordham University School of Law, 4 p.m., room 213 of Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Ave.

•    March 27 – Writers and Critics Series, “Revenge as a Faith-Based Narrative: Or, What’s that Snake Doing Under Mel Gibson’s Kilt?” by Alan Nadel of the University of Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room.

•    April 5 – Constitutional Law Symposium, “The Forgotten Constitutional Amendments,” 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., room 213 of Cartwright Hall.

•    April 9 – Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture, “Seven Revolutions” by futurist Erik Peterson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, 7:30 p.m., Drake Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave.

•    April 17 – Engaged Citizen Experience Symposium, 5:30 p.m., Parents Hall in Olmsted Center. Keynote address by Heinz Award winner and former MacArthur Fellow Ernesto Cortes.

•    April 30 – Des Moines National Poetry Festival 2008 Poet Li-Young Lee, 8 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main.

For more information, contact Charlene Skidmore at 515-271-2999 or charlene.skidmore@drake.edu.